Internet Protocol (IP) telephony

Ip Telephony monitoring

Ip telephony has really taken off with some superior cost savings for big corporates.

There are many horror stories around VoIP and IP telephony deployment. There are also many successes. We have just started working with Integrated Research with their product Prognosis. The thing about VoIP deployment is that a CIO needs to know whether or not their network can handle the new bandwith requirements with all the phone calls. The other major problem with deploying VOIP to a corporate network is to try and monitor it and have visibility over where something is going right or wrong. These guys can tell you heeps more about IP telephony monitoring and how to ensure that your whole phone system doesnt just suddenly crash.
Network assessment is a key component of this, but is not enough on its own to ensure VoIP success. Id also think about the demands of data, voice, and perhaps video on your network.

I think this is very important for anyone who is rolling out a system with more than 5,000 handsets.

Website development

Nasty website of the day!

This is a tragdey of a website.
http://www.eurovision.com/flashpage.html

This is direct from 1998 to your very own web browser. The intense flash. The background images. The text animations. Hey this guy just learnt flash and sold it to this poor client as the latest and greatest. Unfortunately now the website looks like a dog’s breakfast.

This company is certainly very innovative in their adaptation of new technologies. They have 2 blogs going. http://www.eurovision1.com/blog2/ this one has recent posts in it. This is because the domain name is so strong and people are coming in because of the Eurovision event happening now. They are typing www.eurovision.com. Thats how I found the website!

Hey great adaptation of technology but unlucky on the followup. If they transitioned this website into a website about Eurovision and changed the name of the blogs and forums you would have 1 great website with lots of traffic. I’d sell the media space and put some Google Adsense on it and you would have a great little revenue stream. Then I would build it up big enough and make some content partnerships with other companies and bang you have yourself a portal for Eurovision.